Group 1 buys a dozen UK dealerships

Auto Remarketing Staff

Group 1 Automotive has purchased a 12-store dealership group in the United Kingdom, bumping its store count in the country to 43, the retailer announced Wednesday. Beadles Group Ltd. includes seven brands throughout its dozen stores in the greater London area: Jaguar, Land Rover, Kia, Skoda, Toyota, Vauxhall, and... Read More

CPO car sales up 1.2% in first half of year

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Certified pre-owned vehicle sales were down a bit year-over-year in June, but year-to-date sales still beat the first-half totals from a record 2016. According to Autodata Corp., there were 221,853 CPO sales last month, which was down 0.8 percent from June 2016. Through six months, there have been 1.34 million... Read More

Carvana adds Louisville to growing footprint

Auto Remarketing Staff

On Wednesday, Carvana expanded its growing footprint into Louisville, Ky., the company’s 31st market. Louisville residents can now search through over 7,000 vehicles on Carvana.com and schedule next-day home delivery of their vehicle following a purchase. “Our Louisville launch marks... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

An industry veteran who has experience with three different automakers most recently was involved with a large, privately held dealership group in the Northeast is now joining Kia Motors America as vice president of sales. Kia recently announced Bill Peffer will assume his new role effective on July 24. Peffer... Read More

Holiday car shoppers are often ready to buy

Auto Remarketing Staff

In the spirit of summer holidays like Independence Day, Cars.com suggests that auto dealers align their pre-holiday advertising and mobile content in time for holiday weekends. The third-party shopping site found that during holidays, car shoppers tend to buy — and they also want special offers delivered... Read More

Auto Remarketing Staff

Park Place Dealerships has both moved its Jaguar dealership from Plano, Texas, to Grapevine and added the Land Rover brand to its portfolio. Construction for Park Place’s new store, Jaguar Land Rover DFW, is complete and is set to open on Saturday with a roster of 70 employees. This is the third dealership in... Read More

LHM store named on Arizona top workplace list

Auto Remarketing Staff

Larry H. Miller Dodge Ram Avondale recently announced that it has once again made it onto The Arizona Republic and azcentral.com’s 2017 list of Top Companies to Work For in Arizona. The dealership is on the list for the second consecutive year. A total of 100 companies are chosen each year. All of the... Read More

Joe Overby, Senior Editor

Used-car sales this month could trend down a bit from May, but they should maintain the same annualized rate, according to Edmunds. The company released its monthly industry sales projections on Wednesday, calling for approximately 3.2 million used-car sales in June. That’s down from 3.3 million in... Read More